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Archive for January, 2009
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged Boulder Acoustic Society, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Harry Tuft, Hot Rize, Joe Pug, Leo Kottke, Mollie O’Brien, Rich Moore, Shawn Colvin, Tallest Man on Earth, Third Annual RootsFest Denver on January 23, 2009 |
Denver, CO- In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Swallow Hill is pleased to announce the artist lineup for the Third Annual RootsFest Denver (formerly known as the Denver Folk & Roots Music Festival) on Saturday, March 28, 2009, in the unique setting of one of the finest acoustic concert halls in America, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. RootsFest Denver 2009 will feature headliners Hot Rize, Shawn Colvin, and Leo Kottke, who will be joined by some of the hottest young acts in roots music today, including Tallest Man on Earth, Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Joe Pug, and Boulder Acoustic Society.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. sharp with a series of four showcases featuring some of the most buzz-worthy up-and-coming roots artists in the nation. (more…)
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged 2009 Roots and Music Festival, Americana, bluegrass, Buck and Nelson, Dale Ann Bradley, Folk, Irons In The Fire, Jim Lauderdale, Red Stick Ramblers, The Dan Tyminski Band, The Green Cards, The Seldom Scene, The Steeldrivers, Town Mountain on January 23, 2009 |
Tickets are now on sale for the 2009 Roots and Music Festival at The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. The Festival will celebrate the heritage and traditional music of our mountains as well as contemporary acts in the Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana genres. Tickets are $18 on Friday, $27 on Saturday and $40 for a 2-Day pass. Advance 2-Day tickets are $36 until May 15th. The Festival also provides an informal Picking Pavilion throughout the weekend.
The Festival line-up includes top local, regional and national acts. On Friday, June 5th at 6 PM catch Buck and Nelson, Irons In The Fire, 2007 and 2008 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Dale Ann Bradley and legendary Progressive Bluegrass pioneers The Seldom Scene.
Posted in Festivals/Tours/Events, tagged BeauSoleil, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Blue Highway, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women, Festival, Fred Eaglesmith, Great American Taxi, hayes Carll, Lone Star Swing with Stretch Dawson, music festival, Old Settler's Music Festival, One-Eyed Mule, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Sarah Jarosz, Spring Creek Bluegrass Band, Stonehoney, Texas, The Belleville Outfit, The BoDeans, The Fire Ants, The Gibson Brothers, The Gourds, The Greencards, The Lee Boys, The Lovell Sisters, The Travelin' McCourys on January 22, 2009 |
Bluebonnets, bluegrass, barbeque and a whole lot more at 22nd Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival in Driftwood, Texas (a stone’s throw from Austin).
OSMF is Central Texas’ signature music event featuring Grammy winning Americana music, arts & crafts, camping, food concessions & libations. Enjoy acoustic jazz & blues, bluegrass, jamgrass, old-time local favorites, performance workshops, a youth competition & award-winning artists from around the world.
Thursday-Sunday, April 16-19, 2009
Salt Lick BBQ & Camp Ben McCulloch
Driftwood, Texas (just outside Austin)
The BoDeans, The Travelin’ McCourys, Fred Eaglesmith, The Greencards, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Hayes Carll, BeauSoleil, The Gourds, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women, The Gibson Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, The Belleville Outfit, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Blue Highway, The Lee Boys, Great American Taxi, Lone Star Swing with Stretch Dawson, One-Eyed Mule, Spring Creek Bluegrass Band, Stonehoney, The Fire Ants, The Lovell Sisters
Submitted by Old Settler’s Music Festival
Pete Wernick (“Dr. Banjo”) will bring his renowned Bluegrass Jam Camps to several communities across the country in 2009. Jam Camp is geared to “closet pickers” of all bluegrass instruments. “Many people want to start playing bluegrass, but they don’t realize how easy it can be,” says Wernick. “It’s available for anyone, 8 to 88. They just need a little help.”
Pete and his wife Joan show inexperienced players how to fit into bluegrass jam sessions and develop confidence in making music together. Each camp (most of which precede bluegrass festivals) is a multi-day musical immersion, with hands-on instruction as students play in small groups. Participants are required only to be able to change smoothly between a few simple chords. A recent camper reports, “One of the best experiences in or out of music I have ever had!”
Posted in Dirty Linen Magazine, tagged Bob Gibson, Cadillac Sky, Dirty Linen, Donna the Buffalo, Gyuto Monks, Julie Fowlis, Maria Muldaur, Patrick Ball, psych folk, Terrance Simien, Whippersnapper on January 22, 2009 |
Excerpts from the new issue of Dirty Linen, No. 140 – March/April 2009, are now on our website. Features include Terrance Simien, Patrick Ball, Julie Fowlis, Cadillac Sky, Gyuto Monks, Maria Muldaur, Donna the Buffalo, Vinyl Valhalla: Whippersnapper, Psych Folk, Bob Gibson Reissues, Wee Folk, Dirty Linen “Editor’s Choice” Sampler CD #4, concert reviews, recording reviews, book reviews, DVD reviews, news.
Mailed to subscribers on January 9, 2009
On newsstands February 3, 2009
“North Meets South” – a song for Inauguration Day
David Mallett has released “North Meets South” on mp3 as a song of hope and reconciliation as Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States. The song is part of a forthcoming collection of new recordings and is available for listening on the David Mallett Myspace page www.myspace.com/davidmallettmusic.
Song lyrics are posted on www.davidmallett.com/news.html.
Submitted by Northern Lights Mgt.
Posted in Polls, tagged Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album, Emmylou Harris, Grammy awards, Joan Baez, poll, poll results, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Ry Cooder on January 19, 2009 |
Here are the results to our Grammy poll for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. Voting took place from January 12th through January 18th.
Field 14 — Folk, Category 69
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
Who should win the Grammy?
- 75% “Day After Tomorrow” Joan Baez [Bobolink/Razor & Tie]
- 21% “Raising Sand” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss [Rounder Records]
- 3% “Sex & Gasoline” Rodney Crowell [Work Song/Yep Roc Records]
- 1% “All I Intended to Be” Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch Records]
- 0% “I, Flathead” Ry Cooder [Nonesuch Records]
Who WILL win the Grammy?
- 69% “Day After Tomorrow” Joan Baez [Bobolink/Razor & Tie]
- 19% “Raising Sand” Robert Plant & Alison Krauss [Rounder Records]
- 12% “All I Intended to Be” Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch Records]
- 0% “I, Flathead” Ry Cooder [Nonesuch Records]
- 0% “Sex & Gasoline” Rodney Crowell [Work Song/Yep Roc Records
Thanks for voting. Try our next poll: Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album.
Posted in Polls, tagged BeauSoleil & Michael Doucet, Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album, Cedric Watson, Grammy awards, Michael Doucet, Pine Leaf Boys, poll, Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys on January 19, 2009 |
Field 14 — Folk, Category 72 Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
- “Live at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival” BeauSoleil & Michael Doucet [MunckMix]
- “From Now On” Michael Doucet [Smithsonian Folkways Recordings]
- “Homage Au Passé” Pine Leaf Boys [Lionsgate]
- “Live at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival” Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys [MunckMix]
- “Cedric Watson” Cedric Watson [Valcour Records]
Vote for your Grammy favorite…
And make a prediction…
January 25: Voting has closed for this poll. See the results.
We’ll run this poll for a week, then do other Grammy categories. Results will be posted each Monday when the next poll starts.